Week 5: Overview of media stereotypes

“Due to continued racial segregation, the media are the primary forum through which whites comes to “know” nonwhites’ therefore, individual minorities in the media come to symbolize these groups for white audiences.” (Greco Larson, Media & Minorities, pg 3) #jenniferlopez #jlo #latina #stereotypes #wells

I think that due to Jennifer Lopez’s rise to fame with her music and film career the media has made her a symbol for Latina women and also because there is a small amount of Latinas in mainstream media she is seen as a representation of all Latina women. However Hollywood has frequently cast her in roles as a struggling single mother as well as a Spicy Latina which white audiences sometimes take as accurate portrayals.


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